It was harder in my day! Ex-Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, 50, says achievements of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are ‘NOT IMPRESSIVE’ as he calls the modern game ‘super easy’
Former Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer has played down the accomplishments of NFL greats Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, saying what they’ve done in the modern game is ‘not impressive.’
Dilfer played from 1994-2007 – actually overlapping with Brady for eight seasons – and helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl during the 2000 season in an otherwise unspectacular career.
Despite being selected for just one Pro Bowl and finishing his career with more interceptions (129) than touchdowns (113), Dilfer is not dazzled by what Brady and Rodgers have accomplished in their decorated careers.
‘The modern-day game does not impress me. It’s super easy when you don’t get hit as a quarterback, and when you can’t re-route receivers, and when you can’t hit guys across the middle,’ Dilfer said in a segment of the new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary ‘Bullies of Baltimore.’
‘I love Tom Brady, I love Aaron Rodgers, I love these guys. It’s not impressive. What’s impressive is what they did,’ he said in the clip, pointing to his former Ravens teammates.
Tom Brady won seven Super Bowls and three MVP awards before calling it quits last week
Aaron Rodgers has one more MVP than Brady, but has just one Super Bowl to his name
Dilfer’s resume, quite frankly, does not match up to Brady or Rodgers’.
The former, who recently announced his retirement for the second time, was a three-time MVP and seven-time Super Bowl champion during his 23-year career.
Rodgers, who may soon hang up his cleats as well, is a four-time MVP and fifth all-time in passing touchdowns (475).
He won his only Super Bowl with the Packers during the 2010 season.
While Dilfer’s comments may be scoffed at in some corners, he’ll always have his Super Bowl run with the Ravens, and former teammate Shannon Sharpe defended him in the documentary.
‘He might not have Aaron Rodgers or Peyton Manning or one of these young up and comers, [Patrick] Mahomes or [Justin] Herbert’s ability. But he got every ounce of out of what ability that he had. And that’s all I can ask for a man.’